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Martin Czernin, Mag. Dr.

Contact: martin.czernin (at)


  • University of Salzburg (Musicology, Mag. Phil.)
  • University of Vienna (Musicology, Dr. phil.)
  • Folkwang University for Music, Theater and Dance in Essen (special courses for the research and interpretation of Gregorian chant, lecturer training)

Educational activities:

  • 1994-2011 several semester lecturer at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Vienna
  • 1995-2004 Supervision of diploma theses and dissertations at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Vienna
  • Since 2014 teaching at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory Eisenstadt

Artistic activities:

  • Private lessons in piano, organ and violin
  • 1983-1989 participation in various choirs in Salzburg, i.a. Bach Choir (Conductor: Howard Arman)
  • 1987-1988 participation in CD recordings with the Salzburg Bach Choir (conducted by Howard Arman) and the Collegium Musicum Plagense (conducted by Rupert Gottfried Frieberger OPraem.)
  •  1993 Participation in the opening of the 3rd International Johann Friedrich Fasch Days in Zerbst at the harpsichord
  • 1993-1996 Conducting a Choral Schola in the Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady to the Scots in Vienna

Scientific activities:

  • Since 1986 exploration and reconstruction of medieval music fragments
  • 1993-2012 music archivist of the Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady to the Scots in Vienna
  • 1994-1996 participation in the new edition of the 1879 by Ludwig Ritter von Köchel first published list of works by Johann Joseph Fux. Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gamerith (Expositure Oberschützen of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Suppan (University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz)
  • 1995-2000 participation in various (state) exhibitions in Dublin, Stift Melk, Neuberg a.d. Mürz and Vienna (including 1000 years of music in Austria)
  • 2001-2016 co-organization of conferences on the music of the unison music of the Eastern and Western Churches
  • Prior to 2013, composition of the compositional work of the Austrian composer Dr. Karl Scheidle (1904-1972)


  • Publications on Austrian music history (especially the Middle Ages, J.J. Fux, 18th-20th centuries) as well as some European countries
  • Editing of commemorative publications and books on Austrian music history
  • (Co-)publication of books and catalogs on international music history (including East European and Jewish music)
  • Biography and catalog raisonné of the Austrian composer Karl Scheidle (1904-1972)
  • Catalog contributions and encyclopedia articles (among others Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Österreichisches Musiklexikon)
  • Editions of notes


  • 1995 Lecture on the occasion of an exhibition opening at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin
  • Lectures in the context of special conferences on Gregorian chant
  • Lectures on sources of medieval music in Austria
  • Lectures on the music history of Vienna
  • Lectures on Burgenland music history